Hillevi Martinpelto

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Martinpelto performs at the 2005 Polar Music Prize ceremony.

Hillevi Martinpelto (January 9, 1958) is a Swedish lyric soprano. She made her debut in Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini in 1987. She is best known for her work with John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir.[1] With Gardiner, she recorded Weber's Oberon and Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and Idomeneo, to considerable acclaim.[2]

In the summer of 2014 Martinpelto performed at Stålboga Summer Opera.[3]

Martinpelto's father is Finnish.[4]



  1. ^ Biography on bach-cantatas.com
  2. ^ Biography on Barnes & Noble
  3. ^ Therése Norén (26 August 2013). "Opera på gång i paviljong" (in Swedish). Eskilstuna-Kuriren. Retrieved 2014-09-07. 
  4. ^ Eero Kestiä kantaesitetään Kouvolassa (Finnish) Kouvolan Sanomat
  5. ^ http://www.kungahuset.se/royalcourt Swedish Royal Court official home page